The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order : a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons : and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published : the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During which He Flourished : in Two Volumes, Volum 2
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I shall go in a few days , and you , Boswell , shall go with me . ” I was ready to
accompany him ; being willing even to leave London to have the pleasure of his
conversation . . . I mentioned with much regret the extravagance of the ...
A merchant seldom thinks but of his own particular trade . To write a good book
upon it , a man must have extensive views . It is not necessary to have practised ,
to write well upon a subject . ” I mentioned law as a subject on which no man ...
Johnson was known to be so rigidly attentive to it , that even in his common
conversation the rightest circumstance was mentioned with exact precision . The
knowledge of his having such a principle and habit made his friends have a
I mentioned Sir Richard Steele having published his “ Christian Hero , ” . with the
avowed purpose of obliging himself to lead a religious life ; yet , that his conduct
was by no means strictly suitable . Johnson . “ Steele , I believe , practised the ...
How can a man write poetically of ferges and druggets ? Yet you will hear many
people talk to you gravely of that excellent poem , The FLEECE . ” Having talked
of Dr . Grainger ' s “ Sugar - Cane , ” I mentioned to him Mr . Langton ' s having ...
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Llegeix la ressenya completa